Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote a blog post 3 years, 9 months ago
9 months - Next week marks 9 months since surgery day. Before I went under the knife I wasn't even sure if this would work, but 120lb and 6 (soon to be 7) pants sizes smaller, I guess I've pu...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
SK's illustrated fact of the day: 4/17/14 - Did you know... beards can be deadly? In 1567, the man with the world's longest beard, Hans Steininger, died when he tried to run from a burning building, but tripped over his b...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 4 years, 2 months ago
I don't drink much coffee, but this might just get me to get...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
Need an NSV and an opportunity to help others?? - Getting a BMI below 40 is a cool thing, but there's one more reason to party-- you're eligible to register as a bone marrow donor! There are a handful of other health requirements...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
SK's illustrated fact of the day: 4/17/14 - Did you know... that in the 1920's and 30's, makeup and lotion containing radioactive materials were promoted for good health and beauty? We know now that radioactive material i...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
SK's illustrated fact of the day: 4/16/14 - Did you know... that corgis' adorably stumpy little legs serve an actual purpose? Corgis were bred for herding cattle, and they do their job a little differently than other bree...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
Surgery recovery and early loss: what nobody tells - There's a TON of reading material out there on the pros and con's of each surgery, what to do to prepare, what to eat afterwards, etc. But there a lot of questions that pop up and ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
Surgery recovery and early loss: what nobody tells - There's a TON of reading material out there on the pros and con's of each surgery, what to do to prepare, what to eat afterwards, etc. But there a lot of questions that pop up and ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
Some recognition as the final curtain falls - To those who have made my time at R&R v.2 an interesting one, including those who have posted here and those sycophants who have expressed their horror elsewhere, I would offer a f...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote a blog post 4 years, 2 months ago
Thumbs-up from the doc, 4 months out - I had a check-in with the surgeon yesterday, and he says I'm doing great! My blood tests came back fabulously, though my good cholesterol is low-- not a surprise because I've been ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
Help me before I go insane - I have a coworker that I refer to as "Loud Howard." Our office has no cubicles, just mini-walls that are 3' high, and this gal speaks LOUDLY and rapidly and is an obnoxious shrew w...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
Pre-op shopping list: helpful things you may not t - Hi all (newbies especially)! I was thinking about "stuff I wished I'd have known before surgery" and I thought I'd toss it out in case those who are still doing their homework migh...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
For those who think R&R is a bitchfest... - I'm a number-ninja by trade (I do data analysis in the health/human-services accreditation field), and after all the fun we've had around here lately, I decided to crunch a few num...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
OT: I has a happy! - Time to spread some joy! How about everybody share a smile-worthy pic/video/etc.? I, for one, can never resist a smooshy little puppy! Music-wise, here's are two that havebeen ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
It always comes back to comparing "equipment& - http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/vsg/5248349/Worried-about-sleeve-size-Maybe-you-shouldnt-be/ A new study has apparently come out saying that sleeve size doesn't matter as much a...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote a blog post 4 years, 2 months ago
Progress and lessons, 3.5 months out - 103 days since surgery, and I'm feeling pretty darn good if you ask me. As of yesterday, I am officially 60lb below my morning-of-surgery weight... holy crap, how did that happen??...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
OT: March madness! - Anybody here do brackets for March Madness? I'm doing a work pool, and I thought it might be fun to put one together in case any OH people are interested. You can do a bracket on ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
Speaking of poor patient education... - I'm 3 weeks post-op and solid protein makes me throw up. I'm going to follow other people's plans that I see here because my doctor's schedule doesn't seem too healthy, duh! I'm g...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
Butt-related NSV (SFW!) - I've now lost enough weight that my tailbone keeps getting bruised by my office chair, which, like my ass, doesn't have a whole lot of padding! I had to get a fancy-schmancy butt ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
Not enough protein = eating when not hungry? - I've been having a REALLY hard time getting my protein in, particularly since I have yet to find a shake or powder that doesn't make me gag because of the texture. It's at the poin...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
PSA: Fitbit recall - Heads-up to anyone who uses a Fitbit Force-- the company has issued a recall because the wristband is giving some people skin rashes. (Ow!) http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/21/tech/gami...
About Me
33.3
BMI
VSG
Surgery
12/10/2013
Surgery Date
Aug 11, 2013
Member Since

Before & After
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At my brother's wedding, several weeks before attending my surgeon's info session
290lbs
My first triathlon!
180lbs

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